For sale is a very rare and hard to find leaded glass dome made by Tiffany Studios, New York. I have a 10" leaded glass dome that fits an early Oil or Student lamp. The shade measure 10" in diameter and the top opening is 4 1/4". The shade stands 4 13/16" tall when sitting flat on a surface.
The shade displays a dome shape. The pattern is a very pleasing Arts and Crafts geometric style. This pattern is not the typical block geometric that we commonly see with the pattern running horizontally in green stained glass or the 10" Acorn dome. The is the vertical pattern of different size rectangular pieces of stained glass. The shade is made in the copper foil method that Tiffany Studios made famous. The shade has wonderful translucent amber brown and mottled off white stained glass. The shade rattles when held in the hand and palmed with the other. I have taken close ups of the interior glass that is soldered together so you can see that the glass edges have grozing pliers marks. This is very typical of an early Tiffany leaded glass shade. The bottom and top rim clearly shows file marks as well and the shape of the ring in the top matches early Tiffany shades.
The shade is considered to be in very good condition. There are 7 tight cracks with no daylight coming through. These are pictured as I lit the shade for you to see. The shade is a little bit out of shape and suspect it was knocked off a student lamp at some time. One area has more cracks and thus the suspicion. The top ring shows patina wear down to the copper and I suspect heat from an oil lamp base might have caused this. It does sit fairly even on a flat surface. The shade is signed along the inside bottom edge with a tag that reads "Tiffany Studios New York" It still retains its price tag or mold pull off hook. There is some debate as why this hook was in many of Tiffany Studios shades.
This shade is considered quite rare as they never come up for auction. You see the 10" Acorns and the 10" block geometrics but never this design. This design was more commonly used on Tiffany Studios 20" Geometric pattern shades. I will provide a picture for you to view. This shade is very early in Tiffany Studios production, circa 1898-1902. Those of you who have an early decorated oil lamp made by Manhattan Brass for Tiffany Studios can now complete the lamp. It can also be used on any Tiffany Studios lamp base that has arms or a spider for a 10" shade.
I am also looking for a nice Tiffany Student lamp w 10" Ring that this shade will work with. Please send pictures.